Dark History of Hollywood, A Century of Greed, Corruption, and Scandal behind the movies

Dark History of Hollywood, A Century of Greed, Corruption, and Scandal behind the movies

Kieron Connolly


"Hollywood is a spot the place they'll pay you 1000 cash for a kiss and fifty cents on your soul." – Marilyn Monroe. In 2015, it’ll be a hundred years on account that Hollywood turned the centre of yankee cinema and, whereas it has regularly awarded itself as a spot of glamour and residential to the attractive and proficient, from its very construction there has been a darker facet to Tinseltown. Film-makers didn’t simply flow to southern California for its sunny climate, they went West to sidestep the patent legislation proscribing using motion picture cameras.

From its earliest days, Hollywood, the house of myth, created a hothouse of extra – an excessive amount of funds, an excessive amount of adulation, an excessive amount of expectation and an excessive amount of ego. a few actors may alternate intercourse within the, usually useless, desire of occupation development, mobsters muscled in at the unions and extorted the studios, whereas the accountants seem to be between Hollywood’s such a lot inventive humans, coping with to make sure that even the big name Wars movies haven’t but proven a revenue. yet whereas stars have consistently been indulged, as soon as their second within the limelight has handed, their fall might be cruel.

From the developing of the studios by means of the motion picture moguls to the firms that run them this present day, from drug addictions to McCarthy-era witch-hunts to the Mob, darkish background of Hollywood is the tale of intercourse and extra, homicide and suicide, ambition and betrayal, and the way cash could make nearly every body compromise.

Intensively researched and fantastically unique, darkish heritage of Hollywood finds that the tales at the back of the silver reveal are no less than as gripping as lots of these on it.

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